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The Productivity Paradox: How Working Less Will Make You More Productive

We all want to get a lot of meaningful work done. It’s natural. Nobody goes to work and says, <i>“Today, I don’t want to make any progress at all. I want</i> …

Time Management

100 Small, Nice Things to Do For Your Wife Just Because

Because it's the little things that matter.<p>By<p>Mar 28 2018, 11:09 PM<p>It sounds a bit cliché, but it’s the little things that make a marriage. Grand …

Relationships

You have Netflix, Hulu, and the rest — you just need this $20 HDTV antenna to replace cable

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Televisions

This may be why you can’t remember the first years of life

Remember growing those baby teeth? Taking that inaugural crawl? Mouthing that earliest solid food?<p>Of course you don’t — and neither does anyone else. …

6 Reasons This Is the Perfect Thank-You Email to Send After a Job Interview

When you don't send a thank you email or letter after an interview, you often eliminate yourself from the competition.<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>You spend weeks preparing for a job interview and give 110 percent once you're in the hot seat. You walk out feeling confident and …

Employment

The Japanese concept that will help you wake up in the morning

Getting up in the morning is a massive struggle for so many people.<p>With eight out of ten people hitting the snooze button every day, according to …

Research: Do People Really Get Promoted to Their Level of Incompetence?

You’ve probably encountered managers you admire more for their technical skills than for their actual leadership skills.<p>Perhaps it’s the familiarity of this experience that lends the Peter Principle its popular appeal. The Peter Principle, laid out in a 1969 book by Dr. Laurence J. Peter, describes …

Human Resources

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even, "drives people?" (maybe into the …

Leadership

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …

Self-improvement

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

The topic of industry disruption — “a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses” — is rife with misconceptions. One of the biggest is that it is a mysterious, random, and unpredictable event. Another is that it happens …

Innovation

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

'The Burden' is a powerful, necessary look at the continuing impact of slavery on America

For a long time, as Rochelle Riley writes in “The Burden,” a book idea had been simmering in her mind. Three years ago, it reached a boiling point.<p>A …

Black History

How to keep meetings focused and interruption-free — without resorting to a talking stick like Sen. Susan Collins did

Experts weigh in on how to run a successful meeting<p>Senator Susan Collins’ talking stick had a big part to play in ending America’s government …

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re doing, it’s hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There’s a lack of clarity on <i>how to</i> …

Motivation

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

Books

The 7 Best Business Books I Read In 2017 | Inc.com

Most of these books were published in 2017. One was published in 2016, but I just recently discovered it a few months back. And two of these books won't be released until 2018, but I got my paws on them early.<p>Tim Ferriss released another monster book, as he is known for doing. How Ferriss came up …

Self-improvement

This is how to get people to do what you say at the office

As anyone who has experienced a miscommunication at work knows all too well, giving instructions is not as easy as telling someone what to do. You …

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Self-help

Fortune's Favorite Business Books of the Year

We polled <i>Fortune</i>’s readers, surveyed the staff, and—above all—read a lot of new titles to bring you this year’s list of our favorite books of 2017. …

Self-improvement

7 Books That Will Make You Smarter In a Single Plane Ride

Spend your plane ride getting smarter.<p>Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Want to Raise Kids With Great Empathy? Always Ask Them This One Simple Question | Inc.com

"How am I doing as your dad?"<p>It's a question I didn't ask often enough.<p>Yet, it's an incredibly valuable question to ask, because to my kids it meant I was being vulnerable enough to ask for their feedback. More importantly, I was revealing that I was interested in what my kids were <i>feeling</i> and</i> …

Parenting

11 Things Organized and Productive People Do Every Day

These simple, time-proven techniques will help you become more organized and productive.<p>We often confuse being productive with working as fast as we …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

Bill Gates and Other Billionaires Say This 1 Habit is the Secret to Their Sucess | Inc.com

Bill Gates is at it again. He's indulging in one of his favorite habits: reading. Gates recently wrote a blog post titled, "5 amazing books I read this year." The post is in addition to regular book reviews Gates posts all year long. "Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity," Gates …

Tim Ferriss's Approach to Accomplishing Your Most Important Priority Is Brilliant (and It Takes Only 1 Hour a Day) | Inc.com

Tim Ferriss has made a career of distilling snackable bits of advice from his own personal productivity experiments. He's also become expert at observing these same hacks from any number of ü​ber-successful people in his expanding inner circle.<p>He has just released what inevitably will be his next …

Time Management

The 12 best business books of the year, according to Stanford Business School

A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might make good holiday gifts, too:

Self-improvement

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Time Management